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12/15/14 1:37 P

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...I thought plays were written as dialogue only?
and then the stage directions are put in by the first director?

It's been a while since I had a drama class.



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12/12/14 8:50 P

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Why not go ahead and talk about body movement and emotion in poetry and plays. I think that is what makes it better.

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12/12/14 8:50 A

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Oh, I'm awful at poetry! I think it would be cool to write plays, but I don't think I could write something without adding in emotion and body movement and all that stuff.



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12/11/14 9:54 P

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I think I am better at poetry, but I like to write short stories too. I have written a couple of high school plays. I haven't ever tried to write a novel. I wonder if I have what it takes to do that many words. Anyway, I just like putting words together, published or not.

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12/10/14 10:04 A

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Hello, y'all! Welcome aboard!

What do you all write?

And congrats, Maggie, on your submission. Where did you sent it?



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12/8/14 2:44 P

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A writers team, that's great! Dang, now the English major part of me itching to put an apostrophe after that S but no! I read that for the names of groups, you can leave off the apostrophe..
Anyhow, I saw a thread here called "When Can You Call Yourself a Writer" ~ interesting because I just sent off a submission, which makes me feel like one at last. Maybe the fact that I actually completed something makes me a writer. Normally I just have a head full of snippets which I don't even commit to paper...
Anyhow, I'm glad this team exists. Looking forward to getting to know my teammates.
Cheers!
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12/4/14 4:56 A

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Returned to Spark People during a sleepless nite. I am ok,just was not sleepy. I have nights like that now and then. I am working on two book length stories. One is apocalyptic and the other is time travel back into US History, the westward movement stuff.
I need to organize my living room and the whole little apartment where I live better, so that is also a goal. So, one hour writing, huh? Ok, and how about an hour puttering around my place and sorting it out better? Sound good? Gee, the things I get myself into these days when I stay awake all night!
Glad to be back in the fold, however. I look forward to folks posting here.

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12/2/14 7:38 A

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Hi all! I'm new to the team but not new to writing. I've held just about every job there is that involves putting together sentences coherently in my quest to earn a living. I'm looking for support now because I'm trying to commit to writing for myself. (I know, maybe I should've started in November...).

I don't have a pet project at this point, but I'm setting aside at least an hour for creative writing time. What comes out, comes out. At the very least, it's getting the juices flowing again. I know I'm mentally healthier when instead of stress dreams I have crazy flights of fancy!

Wishing all a productive, healthy day!

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11/10/14 11:18 A

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Welcome new people! I hope you enjoy our discussions.

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11/10/14 11:05 A

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Good luck! I'm a romance girl myself. :)



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11/8/14 4:24 A

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Everything, Anything. Umm... the last book I started that I will probably pick back up is a Mystery/Drama I may add some romance too, haven't decided.

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11/7/14 3:10 P

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Write write write!
What genre?



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11/7/14 2:34 P

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Welcome to the team!

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11/7/14 2:08 P

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Hello all!! I just joined the team this week. I have been a sparkpeople member for a while now. I have never finished any 'novel' I've started. I always find something more 'important' to do than to write. I know that I'm destined to write because I have been 'writing' since I was 10-12. I used to write notes to my best friend a few times a day and the 'notes' were a romance story featuring my friend, a continuing story. And her and I along with my cousin and I at different times had a note book we passed back and forth writing the same story.

Now I have many note books with 'ideas' and story lines wrote down. And now instead of focusing so much on weight loss. I'm focusing on habits. I'm focusing on the things I would be doing if I were to sit down and write what I want my life to be like. From coffee in the sun, to cooking more, to writing more, to taking off my make up before bed.

As I've gotten older I think about what I want to do. I know I want to write. So I have joined this team hoping to find motivation and inspiration.

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11/5/14 4:35 P

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Welcome to the Team Wordcaster!

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11/5/14 2:05 P

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Just wanted to say hi and how pleased I am to have found Spark People and especially this group! I'm a little out of practice as I wrote my first novel seven years ago, only now working on the second. But I'm aiming to keep the blog posts flowing to sharpen my instincts and get back in the habit of delivering a daily word count. I live in the South West of England and juggle writing with a full time job and heaps of volunteering. So one reason I'm here is to let go of all the excuses and make some positive changes to my lifestyle. Looking forward to getting to know you and wish you well with your goals.

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11/3/14 8:50 A

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What do you write?

I'm about 1.5 hours west of you.



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10/27/14 11:48 A

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Welcome to the Team!

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10/25/14 1:53 P

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Hello everyone! I am new to this team and excited about being a part of the team. I am not a published writer but I do love to write and read as well. I have ben writing in my own personal journal for may years. I kind of got a way from writing after my grandfather passed away several years ago but in the last year since I have relocated to Jacksonville, Florida I have been writing a little again. I have been using it as a tool to keep me motivated with trying to be healthy and lose some weight. Nice meeting you all and looking for to connecting with each of you.

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10/24/14 12:18 P

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OOOOO...I like that Abby!

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Jessi, I think that's what you should name your blog:

Modern-day Hippie with Practical Applications



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Welcome to the Team Jessi!

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10/21/14 12:32 P

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Welcome , Jessi! Good luck with the goals.

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I'm having the same problems, LakeMIchigan. I finished my first draft of my book almost two years ago, and I've gone back and forth on it. Sometimes, I think it's salvageable with re-writing and sometimes I think I just have to move on.

As long as you are enjoying the writing process, I don't know that it's ever time to give up on writing itself.

Giving up on a particular project? Three years may be enough. How many times have you changed it up and re-written major parts of it? If it's more than twice, I'd say it's time for some mental housecleaning.

Try a new project. Set the old one aside and put it out of your mind. Start something fresh, with all your experience under your belt. Your writing will be better for it.

For me, I tried. Really. I have started two different books since I tried to put my first one away, but it was nagging at me. I set myself a concrete timeline, though. I will finish my final round of re-writes at the end of October, then I will not mess around with it again until and unless I have an agent or editor asking for changes. Starting Nov 1, I'm doing my own NaNo. Ten 5,000 word stories in the month of November. Time to use some short fiction to get my blood pumping again.

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10/20/14 5:30 P

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I like to read and write fantasy--like Tamora Pierce and things like that.

I'm not sure what I would blog about yet. I'm sure some rants would be there about the health system and how it's broken and how people are addicted to sugar, etc. I could also write about positive forms of rebellion like learning to grow your own food and self sustainability and things like that.

You know, the usual modern-day hippie kind of topics with practical applications. :-)

~Jessi~

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L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. what you don't have now will come back again. You've got heart, and you go in your own way.
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10/20/14 11:09 A

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Yay NaNo! What do you write?

And what would you blog about?



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10/18/14 9:46 A

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Hello! My name is Jessi and this isn't my first time joining SP. I'm trying to re-structure my life, and I want to include healthy living, reading, writing, crocheting, and self-sustainability more than I have in the past.

I'm still working on my SparkPage, but most of my personal fitness and nutrition/diet goals are there, so feel free to review those.

I'll share more specific writing goals:
--Continue daily Gratitude Journal.
--Start a blog (in the next 5 years)
--Try to win NaNo again (November, here I come!)

I hope everyone is having a great day! Happy writing!

~Jessi~

L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. you've got more than money and sense, my friend, you've got heart, and you go in your own way.
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. what you don't have now will come back again. You've got heart, and you go in your own way.
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LakeMichigan - write a new book.

Seriously. Take what you learned writing the first one and write a second one. Most writers don't get their first book accepted (yes, there are exceptions) and spend their time rewriting and being pulled in different directions by advice and comments.

So, yes. Give up on this book, but don't give up writing!



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Does writing make you happy? Does fill something in you? Are you proud of what you've written? I'd guess that if you said YES to those questions, then don't give up! Like anything else in life, if YOU enjoy doing it then keep doing it.

If it becomes a chore, if just thinking about writing makes you feel unhappy, blah, etc. Then it may be time to re-evaluate if you want to keep doing it.

I'm only 10 (well...9 2/3) of the way though my first draft of my first book. But I know I look forward to working on it...even when I can't seem to get it just right!

And Welcome to the Team!

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I have been writing the same novel for three+ years/I've had positive rejection, negative rejection, been to conferences, writers groups, taken breaks -- my writing has strengthened but when is it time to give up?
YA - Dark Contemporary ---

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9/23/14 9:17 A

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Thanks everybody!

"Success is doing all the things you don't want to do in order to achieve the the things you want to have."


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Welcome! I'm kind of new here too. You'll find everyone is really helpful!

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Sounds interesting. Good luck!



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Welcome, Neanie!

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Hello again and good morning! I like to write what can be best described as motivational fiction based on real life events. I have so many stories in my head, but I know I can only write one at a time.

"Success is doing all the things you don't want to do in order to achieve the the things you want to have."


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Hello and welcome to the group.

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Hi, Neanie! What do you write?
I'm a romance girl. :)



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Hi all! I'm Neanie! I love to write, but as of late, I've lost my motivation to do so. I'm hoping that being in a supportive group will help to reignite my writing fire. I look forward to interacting with the group!

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According to the BMI chart, i'm much too short! O.O

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Welcome aboard!





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Hi, new to group. I do morning pages each day, write poetry when moved to, and working my way through the 3rd book in The Artist's Way trilogy right now.
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Welcome!

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Hi ya!

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According to the BMI chart, i'm much too short! O.O

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Welcome, Krys! Glad to have you.

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Hi, I'm Krys.

I've only been Spark'in for three days and i'm still trying to learn where things are on the site. I am a 41 year old mom to five who likes to escape life by writing and reading fantasy stories. I have an outline started for a middle grade novel but put it on hold in Nov when I underwent an emergency surgery that i'm still technically recovering from. For the time being, at least until my kids go back to school at the end of the month, my writing will focus on journal entries and trying to network here on Spark People to create a support "group".

Other things about me ... i'm a disability advocate, raise & train birds (new hobby), and own a trim carpentry company with my husband. Our family lives in the woods on the gulf coast of Florida and likes to spend time fishing, crabbing and hanging out on the shore searching for shells and other laid back things like that.

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Hi everyone! I'm AAngel3 (IRL Colleen). I'm not new to Spark or reading books (I just do the reading on my Kindle app now while I workout emoticon ) but I am new to trying my hand at writing a book. I'm 59 and live in Las Vegas NV with my hubby and two cats (they like him more then they like me!). I work for slot machine maker (but I don't play them myself..too much like work!) I've just started my first book writing project (at the nudging of my BFF who's now writing two books.). So far I have chapter one done as first draft (2054 words). I'm going to see if I can do this and if I can stick with it.

Spark wise I'm stuck in the realm of yoyoing. Up...down...up...down. But I'm still sticking with it. I workout for 60 Mon - Fri in the gym at work (one week elliptical, one week treadmill). I do have an Xbox with workout games, but I don't use it like I should. So this is to say HI!!!

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Hi, everyone. My name is Ryan and I'm a fantasy writer living in Atlanta. I'm new to SparkPeople but not with struggling with weight loss. It's a pleasure to meet you!

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Hello everyone! My name is Christina and I'm 18 years old. I've just moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where I'm finally on my own. Nervous, but very excited! I'm a hopeless romantic :) who adores books and can't live without music. I was born and raised in France, but moved here to the United States when I was 15 with my parents.
I've always been on the "curvy side", but after my parents divorced, I began comforting myself with food which ended up with me gaining 70 lbs. I'm not proud of myself for that, but I've at least realized that this isn't healthy and I'm determined to gain my health back.
I can't wait to meet all of you!!!

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Hi all! My name is Heather! Obviously I enjoy writing, which is why I joined this group. If I could write anything it would be a cook book combined with short stories. I love to write descriptive, funny, and inspiring short stories. I have no training or education. I didn't take a single class in school that would have helped me with this, it's just something I love to do. I'm not worried about it being perfect, I just want it to be a good read. I don't have a clue how to write a novel, I wouldn't even know where to start. I've tried in the past and I can't stop being overly descriptive. I think I'll stick to the short stuff for now. I am looking forward to participating with this team!

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Hello!!! I'm a 29 year old who is completely and utterly dreading turning the big 30 next year. I've been married to my extremely handsome husband for 10 years and we have 2 beautiful children, a boy and a girl. I was raised in a small, farming community in Ohio, but I've always had a big city heart. :) What I find so ironic is that I now find myself in a small, farming community in Kentucky, but I couldn't be happier. I've always enjoyed writing and recently, my husband has encouraged me to write out my "daydreams" and I believe that I'm going to take him up on his ideal. Enough about me, I can't wait to meet you all!

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HI! My name's Steven. 63 year old retired high school teacher, but I'm still doing adjunct at the local community college a couple days a week. I've been published a couple of times in local and regional 'chap-books'. I recently attended a short story workshop led by Pat Carr (amazing). I left the workshop with 4 completed 'outlines'. NOW, all I need is the kick in the tush to get busy turning those outlines into short stories.

Oh yeah, I'm also 30 pounds overweight. Need some real kicking in that area.

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I'm new. Hi everyone. I look forward to working with you all.

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Poking around Spark, and saw this team on the team list of a couple of Spark friends. I've been on Spark for a few years and I post sporatically to the Nano team but mostly stick to my local teams and a few others.

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HERKIMERANGEL80, Sounds like we enjoy the same genres!! :-) I'm a sucker for a Post-Apocalyptic story!! :-)

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Hi everyone!

My name is Heather and I recently re-joined SparkPeople. I have lost 47 pounds in the past 3 months, but have recently hit a plateau. I am currently trying to break through that and trying to fight a bout of writer's block too! :-)

I love to write, but often find myself floundering to hitch myself to a really great, solid writing project. I was so happy to find this group!! I hope that by getting to know you folks and sharing ideas and experiences I can break through and come out on the other side writing an amazing piece!!
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Hello. I woke up one day in 2012 with a killer headache. I started writing down what the voices were telling me. When I finished, the headache went away and I had the rough draft to a cozy mystery. Unfortunately, due to a severe concussion, publication was postponed, Now that I am recovering and returning part time to the book, several more twists have 'popped' into my head and a major rewrite is in order. (third person to first person) I also discovered outlines to four different books in the series in my post-concussive random scribblings. It has been quite an experience for a math/computer geek.

What do you think of my 'blurb'?

"The Witness Protection Agency relocates Joy to a remote island off the coast of Maine. She is now the owner of the combined GGB Bar and Fitness Center, originally a tavern that dates back to the founding of the island by some unscrupulous men. After uncovering some antique journals documenting the founders' illegal activities Joy discovers that trouble can find her anywhere."




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Hi, my name is Jo. I typically write sci-fi and high fantasy with heavy romance subplots. I also enjoy writing paranormal romance, alternative histories, and things like that. Currently working on getting a novel off the ground, but second guessing every other page I type. "Would they really say that? I don't think he'd be willing to go into that cave." etc.

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Hello my name is Alissa. I have loved to write since I could write. I have written poetry since I learned about a haiku. I would write small "books" for my mother with about 15 or 20 haiku's . Now I write longer poems about what I am periencing at the time. Sometime they flow out and I can do 20-30 in one sitting. But like right now I am 'quiet'. I can't get an going. The great thing is I know that I am not stuck, just lacking inspiration. I do have a goal to write around 100 new people by Christmas to add to the book I have put together for my boyfriend. I know it will happen I just wished I could have a few out right now. emoticon emoticon

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Hi, I'm not sure if I've been part of this group before or another but I've 'met' Lou and Abby.
Hi Lou and Abby!

A couple of years ago I was glancing through a free magazine that was delivered to our house and noticed an ad saying freelance writers wanted. The magazine needed freelance writers. I had no idea what a freelance writer was so I wrote into another writer's group I'm in and asked. After they told me I wrote to the magazine! I was so nervous, never doing anything like this before. They ended up publishing several articles I sent in. I have a tough time believing it really happened.
I'm not connected with this magazine now because they decided to have people interviewed and I wasn't interested in that.

What I want most to write is something I've been struggling with for many, many years. I want to write my life's story as sort of a legacy for our children after I'm gone. Darlene

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emoticon I'm Sharon and I'm returning to Spark after a lengthy hiatus. I'm a writer, have two published novels and one short story. I'm currently working on the second book in a series, as well as working on a novel with my son. I'm 72 years old and writing was always a dream of mine. Five years ago I joined a local writing group and thought I'd give it a try. It wasn't as difficult as I had anticipated. When my first book was published, I sat down and cried. To see my name on a book cover was a my dream come true. If I can do it, folks, so can you. Don't let your dreams go by the wayside. Do something about it and you will never be sorry. I'm also on a weight loss journey so I need all the help I can get in that area. I hope you all had a great weekend and the coming week will meet all your hopes and desires.

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I am really excited about this group. All people need support in their goals. I am no exception. I love to write historical romance, but I am really no good at it. I am better at poetry. Still, I will continue to develop skills in the area of historical romance.

As I am sure you must have guessed by my being a member of spark people, I also am on a journey to lose weight. This journey is the most difficult for me. The writing journey while hard at times is one that I enjoy a great deal more.

While I hold a bachelor degree in English with a minor in creative writing and a Master of Science in Education, I have found that the degree does not make the writer. At least in my case it doesn't. I have traveled the world and have found that life experiences contribute a great deal to the writer's style. Without taking time to talk and walk with people in various styles of life, I cannot project the various lifestyles that my characters need in my writing.

I lift my pen to all those who enjoy the writer's life and wish you the best.

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Welcome, ALYNPOND!
It's good to meet you too.

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Hello, fellow writers!

I'm Aly, and I'm just finishing up an English Lit degree with a minor in Fiction Writing. Hopefully, I'll finally put an end to my school days with a masters in library science.

Hooray! Books forever!

I hope everyone's writing projects are going well!

Good to meet you!

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Welcome new people! Or, new people to this group!

Christina, I had to laugh about the journalism vs. creative expression. Not a good combination.



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Hello! I'm not new to SparkPeople but it never occurred to me to look for a writer's group until yesterday. I can't believe you guys have been here this whole time! I am a doctoral student and writing is not only a big part of my life, but always will be in my future career. I like to write but I've developed some major anxiety over it and am terribly behind with several projects. I'm trying to establish a regular schedule but it is tough. It would be nice to have a place to chat with/cheer on others who write as well.

Happy Writing! (I hope!)

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Hi, I'm Christina. I used to do a lot of journaling, later on I was trained in journalism (a wrong choice, really because I like to use writing as a form of emotional expression). I was in a writing group for few years and took several classes in writing fiction. I have published articles from time to time. I'm working on a project now describing my life experiences.

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I'm new emoticon . I'm Chel from West Michigan. I've been a full-time writer for 7 1/2 years. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

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Hello, I'm new,

I live just north of Seattle. I teach full time and I also am a freelance curriculum writer.
I am excited to join you all.

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emoticon I'm Dee from Oregon. I've been a writer all of my adult life, have had a few things published years ago. For the last twenty years or so, I've written just for the fun of it, but I do want to do something really special this year and at least make a public blog out of it. Maybe more.

Reading a book at the moment titled Zen Writing and am considering using it to jump start things again.

So very glad to have discovered this team. Glad to see it is active!! emoticon


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Hello, everyone!
My name is Angel, and I am a 33 year old married mother of three living in central NY. I am not currently an active writer, though I have enjoyed writing as long as I can remember. It has been many years since I have written anything, but this year I am going to change that. I am going to begin with short stories, at least one of which I hope to develop into a novel. Right now my imagination is swimming with images of sci-fi, fantasy, and post apocalyptic themes; all I need to do now is organize my thoughts and share the story! Hopefully when the weather breaks, I can take my fitness routine outside for an added dose of inspiration. If there is anything else you'd like to know, feel free to visit my Sparkpage! Best of luck to everyone!

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Hello everyone!!! I've always had a passion for writing; I had a poem published when I was 11 years old, and I've been writing ever since. I'm working on a piece right now; I'm not quite sure where it will go, and that's the beauty of it! I am particularly interested in horror and dramatic pieces. I'm an Army wife living down south but originally from the Northeast. Just trying to find my true (thinner) self!

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I'm so excited to have found this group! I am trying to find a good balance between writing and healthy living. I tend to be all or nothing, so last year, when I wrote a novel, I also gained a stone! The second one is one it's way, i just need to get my weight down a little as well.

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Renee, if CHI stands for Chicago, I'd recommend checking out the Romance Writers of America chapters there. I know some of the women that belong and it's a supportive group.



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Hi, my name is Renee and I am an aspiring writer. I have written poetry in the past but I am currently working (mostly procrastinating) on a romance fantasy novel. This will be my first novel if I can finish it. I have non-existent self-esteem so I never finish the projects I start, but I am determined to do it! I guess I just needed a kick in the pants and this group seemed like a great start!

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emoticon Veronique and Joanne! Thanks for joining us here. Don't be shy with any questions you might have about writing or weight loss; we should have someone on the team who has an answer or can direct you to one. May you have much success. emoticon -- Lou

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hi my name is joanne . I love to write and motivate others to lose weight or just be healthy. I have never written a novel or even a short story. I love to blog. As you will see my writing is very simple but I feel it serves a purpose. My daughter and I both have pacemakers , my son has crohns ,my poor husband has to put up with us. I have been here at spark people for 5 years and I am trying to maintain a healthy life. I am glad to meet all of you and hope you have an awesome weekend

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Hi!

I'm Veronique! I have one traditionally published YA novel, and one self-published one.
After a writing hiatus (again), yesterday I started a new, completely different project. More of an adult contemporary fiction novel that I am borrowing heavily from my life to write. I'll probably publish it under a pseudonym... I am also brainstorming for a short story set in the world of my self-published novel which I am hoping to submit to a magazine.

I need to refind my self-confidence and along with it hopefully my muse. I look forward to meeting everyone here!

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